Rappler's latest stories on imports
Workshop participants create a banner, which they will unfurl at a Valentine's Day demonstration calling for the repeal of the rice tariffication law
BOI executive director Ma. Corazon Dichosa says trade deficit of the country for the past 5 years has averaged 76.54%
Was rice tariffication a miscalculation by Duterte? Did he not anticipate that rice prices would plummet? Was he ill-advised by the economic team?
The President says he opted to stop the importation of rice as he could not stop rice tariffication, which was needed to 'erase corruption'
'We do not want another industry to fall and falter because of the liberalizing imports of these products,' says Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri
An analyst says the pullback in September imports, despite the drop in exports, means that net trade will likely not weigh on overall growth momentum in the 3rd quarter of 2019
The United States trade gap falls 4.7% to $52.5 billion in September 2019
China's imports dive 8.5% while exports drop 3.2% in September 2019, amid its trade war with the United States
'Puwede namang sabay at hindi isa lang ang pagpipilian,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan as the government mulls transitioning 23 provinces from rice farming to raising other crops
The Philippines' total trade declines by 7% in August 2019 due to weaker exports and continued decline in imports
Exports slightly improve by 3.5%, while imports drop by -4.2% in July 2019
The United States trade gap narrows by 2.7% to $54 billion in July 2019, the largest drop in 5 months
'May nakikinabang dito, Customs. So how about automation? Computerized na tayo pero there's no automation,' says the senator
Economic managers need to be more forthright about the state of the Philippine economy and not paint a picture of it that is rosier than the data suggest
Terrence Jones clinches the award after churning out monster numbers and towing TNT back to the finals for the first time in two years
Total imports decrease by 10.4%, led by iron and steel. Meanwhile, 7 out of 10 major export commodities grow.
The Bureau of Customs denies allegations that shipments of rice are undervalued
As fate would have it, Justin Brownlee and Terrence Jones also go head-to-head in the semifinals as Barangay Ginebra and TNT clash in the best-of-five series
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez hopes more Philippine agricultural products will be exported to South Korea following the buying mission of the Korea Importers Association
Due to the decrease in 6 of the top 10 imported goods and a slight increase in exports, the Philippines' trade deficit slightly narrows in May 2019
The 8 containers seized in Surabaya city should have contained only waste paper, but authorities also find hazardous material and household trash, including plastic bottles and packaging, used diapers, electronic waste and cans
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the passage of his proposed bill will 'send a clear message to other countries that the Philippines is not a landfill'
Philippine officials impose the temporary ban on pork and pork products from Germany after a shipment from that country was found mixed with pork from Poland, which has an African swine fever epidemic
The Department of Agriculture's temporary import ban on pork goods from Laos will immediately take effect
The Philippines doesn't take in a lot of foreign waste compared to its neighbors, but it may become a dumping ground of smuggled garbage if the government doesn't act fast
The government is preparing a policy to ban all waste imports, including those meant for recycling. But this is not enough, says Greenpeace
The government has had enough of misdeclared shipment carrying garbage entering the country's ports
(UPDATED) Agiculture Secretary Manny Piñol discusses the possibility with Chinese Consul General Li Lin as China continues to deal with its African swine fever crisis
The removal of the National Food Authority from the importation process is expected to cut the time needed to process import permits
Because of this large bounty from the Palace, the Department of Justice is no longer offering its own reward money for Eduardo Acierto and will use its funds to find the ex-cop's protectors instead
The Manila Regional Trial Court issues arrest warrants against Acierto and 7 others
'This decision is intended to bring Iran's oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue,' the White House says in a statement
Dismissed PDEA deputy chief Ismael Fajardo and resigned customs intel officer Jimmy Guban are also indicted for drug importation
(UPDATED) The Philippines' balance of trade in goods increased to a $2.79-billion deficit, from a $2.54-billion deficit year-on-year
After the government manages to speedily pass the Rice Tariffication law, will the same be said for sugar?
The Philippine Competition Commission says it will 'examine whether there are competition concerns in the onion industry'
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he has asked the Philippine Competition Commission and the National Bureau of Investigation to look into a cartel whose operations are affecting onion farmers in Nueva Ecija
'There is still a long way to go and there will also be other evidence that will eventually be presented by the parties,' says the court
This comes after a number of senators passed a resolution opposing the plan of some economic managers to liberalize sugar imports
'They said that this hampers the capability of local processors to compete,' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol
The long-overdue partnership is expected to produce studies scrutinizing the competitiveness of various industries
The Philippine Statistics Authority says both imports and exports shrank in December 2018. Overall, the country's trade gap is now at its widest in history.
'It is alarming to note that this decision to liberalize sugar importation stemmed from a collegial body which means all economic planners are into this,' says Sugar Regulatory Administration board member Emilio Yulo
Various groups in the rice industry urge President Rodrigo Duterte to veto provisions which they say would lead to loss of jobs
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the move will 'put pressure on the domestic economy to compete with the rest of the world'
While the Philippines is known for its agricultural lands, the country continues to face recurring rice crises over the years
The 35-year-old reinforcement has stamped his mark this season, leading Alaska to its first PBA finals appearance since 2014
The Post Office Building, built in 1926, may now receive government funding for its protection, conservation, and restoration
The Philippine Tax Whiz explains the taxes that importers should pay, including the value-added tax on imported goods and certain exemptions
A Chinese-Filipino who has been in the rice business for 'maybe 20 years' may soon be named National Food Authority administrator by President Rodrigo Duterte